The freelance life: that time I told somebody no


As a freelance writer (or gig worker), I've found it's incredibly hard to tell people no. If I say no, I won't get the work. If I say no, they won't ask me again. If I say no, that's one less chance I have to put something in my portfolio. If I say no, that's … Continue reading The freelance life: that time I told somebody no

Love is a sacrifice


We talked about Genesis 22 in Sunday School at church today: a familiar Bible story of God commanding Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. If you grew up in the LDS Church, this lesson is typically the same: you talk about how Abraham waited decades for this son; how God had promised him seed, numbering as great … Continue reading Love is a sacrifice

There’s no real forgiveness on the internet


I couldn't delete all traces of the post I accidentally published late last night (well, technically, early this morning). That's how the internet rolls. You can't delete things entirely. No matter how much you pray and cry and confess your sins and try to satisfy the demands of justice by doing anything anything in your … Continue reading There’s no real forgiveness on the internet

My 2018 hashtag (better than a list of resolutions)


This year, my hashtag of choice is #becausehappiness. Instead of writing a list of resolutions, I'm going to learn about and share things related to happiness. I like this way of doing things. It works for me. Granted, for my hashtag last year, #yearofbeautiful, I didn’t put together as many posts as I envisioned in … Continue reading My 2018 hashtag (better than a list of resolutions)

Connecting with others by asking, “How do you spend most of your time?” #yearofbeautiful


I thrive off of connecting with people so a big part of my #yearofbeautiful initiative is doing this better. It's my third item (of 3) on my list: "I will strengthen my connection with others." I find, often (especially since joining the SAHM world), that I don't know how to ask if a new person … Continue reading Connecting with others by asking, “How do you spend most of your time?” #yearofbeautiful

daily habit tracker to feel more confident – #yearofbeautiful


It's time to get back on track with my #yearofbeautiful initiative, and this time, I'm working on my goal of FEELING more confident. To do this, I wanted a visual that shows areas where I rock. It will also show areas where I am skipping out so I'm hoping that means if I'm not feeling … Continue reading daily habit tracker to feel more confident – #yearofbeautiful